Dear logbook, nineteenth day of the second trip.
Today is one of the most important days since we started this expedition. Yesterday the day seemed like it was going to be another day as I told you. But on the way home we went through the post office and … and … we collected many messages of encouragement and affection. But one of them was special, of those who will never forget in life. This message was a video, which you can see below. THANK YOU. Gestures and details like this can hardly be compensated. THANK YOU
After crying for a long time after seeing it, it was time to prepare the snack, dinner and go to sleep. The family went to bed soon, me too, but it was not until 1 am that I fell asleep. In the end they were like almost 4-5 hours of sleep.
The day has dawned fresh. Nothing unusual for these dates and in these latitudes. Marta and the little Sailors have already risen and eaten breakfast. We are all waiting for the arrival of the carriage that takes us to the KS to face this exciting day. At 8.00 we went to the operating room to put the subcutaneous catheter or reservoir or Port-a-Cath. After the recovery of the surgery, it will be the turn to change the ship, from the Gamla KS to the Nyo KS, that is, from the old to the new KS. In the new one we have an appointment with the Captain to receive the information related to PET-CT on Monday and how my body has responded to the 8 voyages at sea where I received chemotherapy. With these data, you will tell us how to deal with the rest of the remaining expedition. I want to emphasize that in the best case, we are close to reaching the midpoint of this expedition.
And although I thought I would tell you tomorrow how the results went. I want to said that against all odds according to the Doctor, there are no signs of cancer cells. We could say that there is COMPLETE REMISSION, but, in this phase. Nothing long term, by the moment. That is, we can think that this dreamed island to reach is closer every day. The silhouette of the island can be seen in the distance, but we still have two trips with its four voyages to the high sea each. Once these trips are finished, for the sake of having a complete result, I will have a PET-CT, a priori, in January. So it will have been more time without fluids in the body. And we could give time to see if my “friend” who is not here now, is about to return. He is usually a guy with great attachment to his previous guest.
But for now, it is a day to be happy, despite the pain I have for the catheter surgery. From this I can only tell you that it has been much longer and more complex than expected. It usually takes about 15-30 ’to put on a subcutaneous catheter, because in my case, 75-90’, that is … three more times, because they did not find the subclavian vein. With all the rummage in there, I have a lot of discomfort … but well, we will keep with the good news of later, that compensates everything else.
And then after receiving the results, it is time to take a carriage and return home and spend the rest of the day. And we’ll start another weekend where we can be with friends.
And dear diary, tomorrow more.